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Hawk epitomizes new era of Navy offensive linemen

Jake Hawk epitomizes the development of the Navy offensive line during the current triple-option era. When Navy went to the Houston Bowl in 2003, the starting left tackle (Nick Wilson) weighed 264 pounds. That was typical along the line during the first decade as head coach Paul Johnson valued quickness and athleticism over size. In […]

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Strength in numbers for Navy at slotback position

Navy slotbacks coach Danny O’Rourke insists there are no specific starters at his position. Senior captain Darryl Bonner and precocious sophomore Malcolm Perry may be listed atop the depth chart going into Friday night’s season opener at Florida Atlantic, but O’Rourke said there are four other slotbacks he has complete faith in. “I tell them […]

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Scouting the Midshipmen with the Capital Gazette’s Bill Wagner

In order to get a better look at Florida Atlantic’s opponent on Friday, the Sun Sentinel enlisted the help of Navy beat writer Bill Wagner of the Capital Gazette. We asked Bill to answer three questions about the Midshipmen ahead of Friday night’s game. 1. People got a brief look at quarterback Zach Abey last […]

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Navy Rallies Around OC Ivin Jasper, Whose Son Likely Needs A Heart Transplant

In the midst of preparing for the start of the 2017 season, the Navy football team has rallied around offensive coordinator Ivin Jasper, whose son will likely need a heart transplant. Jarren Jasper, 14, went to the doctor for a routine physical in June so he could try out for the Broadneck High School football […]

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Three plebes make depth chart for Navy

Reggie Hayes has been told for a long time that he was too short to play quarterback. It happened when Hayes was a freshman at Parkview Baptist High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he became a four-year varsity letterman and two-year team captain. Hayes was a big-time playmaker in an option-style offense, leading Parkview to […]

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Zach Abey Looking To Take Reins As Navy’s Quarterback

Navy quarterback Zach Abey spent hours during the summer doing homework assigned by offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Ivin Jasper. Abey is hoping the extra work will enable him to take full control of the Midshipmen’s triple-option offense this fall. “Coach Jasper, with all of the tests, forced me to look back into film to […]

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Navy Football 2017 Preview: Offense

In case you didn’t know, the Midshipmen feature the triple-option and a great deal of misdirection. For their offense to succeed, they must have highly intelligent players in all facets of their offense. With this team particularly, they definitely have the intelligence part down and the experience to go with it. Navy has been a […]

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